August 11, 2009
photos: Busy summer of activities at Highbridge Dreamscheme
Members of Highbridge Dreamscheme have been busy over the last
two weeks, earning lots of points for some free trips at the end
of the summer holidays.
Tuesday July 28th, the youths' first work task was to design a
logo for the Highbridge Dreamscheme to print on T-Shirts and use
for letter heads and press releases.
total of 54 young people attended and put their creativity to
good use by coming up with some fantastic illustrations which
resulted in two winners, Lucas and Shane, having their designs
amalgamated into one.
have been sent to Bespoke Manufacturing for printing onto T-Shirts
for the group to wear at future activities.
As a reward for previous sessions, 33 young people boarded a coach
to Bath Park on July 30th, where they spent four hours exhausting
their energy, wearing out both themselves and the leaders!
facilities in the park are brilliant and gave the youths lots
to do - they even found themselves a make-shift water slide, sliding
into a huge puddle and getting themselves muddy and very wet!"
again behaviour was fantastic and the group did the Highbridge
Dreamscheme proud. We must also thank Bakers Dolphin in Weston
for providing discounted Coach Hire," PCSO Claire Chambers
told Burnham-On -Sea.com.
Apex Park hosted its annual 'Play Day' on August 5th when 11 young
volunteers went along and earned points by doing fundraising work
for both the Highbridge Dreamscheme and the Highbridge Community
£130 was raised on both a Tombola and the Peg Pickers
game, which involved seeing how many clothes pegs a person could
take and hold from a washing line using just one hand.
Leisure Park kindly donated a family pass for the winner, who
got an incredible 22 pegs off the line! Crime Reduction and Road
Safety leaflets were also handed out to passers by.
big litter pick was organised for August 6th and 50 young volunteers
cleared up various areas of Highbridge, including Apex Park, Southwell
Park, Smith Way and Highbridge Quay.
20 bags of rubbish was cleared and the group remained enthusiastic
throughout the day, despite the rain for the last two hours. Their
hard work and enthusiasm really is inspiring and we are still
getting new members joining after seeing the benefits of the scheme,"
Highbridge Dreamscheme is also celebrating after being given another
£1,500 this summer by the Safer Somerset West Partnership,
who have been impressed by the commitment of the young people
since the scheme started in January.
Bailey, Project Officer for the Partnership, added: The
Safer Somerset West Partnership is always keen to support community
initiatives, particularly those that enable young people to get
involved with their local area and further their skills."
"Following the success of the Highbridge Dreamscheme in the
last 6 months we are very pleased to support further good work
into next year."
Dreamscheme was set up by the Children and Young Persons Sub-Committee
of the Local Action Team for Highbridge, alongside Highbridge
involves young people aged 8-16 taking part in community work,
such as litter picks, in return for points that can be used towards
day trips and other activities. If you are interested in joining,
see the official